The days when the only homeschool activities were physical ones, like going hiking and swimming, have now long since passed. Homeschooling is not just about teaching a child to read, write and count; it’s also about developing a child’s personality and self-awareness. This can only happen when they are allowed to learn from their parents. As a homeschooling family (or a worldwide family of homeschooled children), you do not have to worry about any type of drastic change in schedules, aside from occasional social distancing due to travel. However, for households that typically send their children to conventional schools, coming up with new homeschool activities for your little ones to participate in can be a daunting task. Here are some ideas:
Try To Do Something Different Every Year
is a good strategy for saving money on expensive materials, but it also promotes learning. The trick is to get kids excited about learning, as many different experiences can do this. If you go on regular field trips for school, make sure you include some fun activities to keep them busy while you are in the midst of a lesson. Or better yet, give them a reason to look forward to the school year!
Watch The YouTube Videos
There are many ways to use free resources during a traditional school year. One of the most common ways to use these resources is by making YouTube videos of daily homeschool activities. Many free resources are available for video editing on the internet, so using these tools is fairly easy. You may already have all the equipment you need to make a few entertaining videos.
Let Your Child Come Infront Of Camera
On the other hand, if your child isn’t, why not spice things up by incorporating homeschool activities that allow them to participate in virtual field trips? One way to do this is to make a short video with your son or daughter, upload it to YouTube and let others do the rest. You can find dozens of high-quality videos featuring families making real field trips, along with the host’s children. You can also find many free resources that feature co-ops and other virtual adventures that you and your homeschool students can enjoy.
You can also take advantage of school closures and announcements for local schools in your area. Many local school districts will post information about scheduled school closings on their websites and in their newsletter. Be sure to use these homeschooling tips when you plan your child’s next field trip.
Finally, you can use these homeschooling tips to help your child become more involved in the online world, whether they are simply trying to chat with other kids online or taking part in a much more intensive virtual learning program. When you homeschool your child, you give them a chance to get used to the technology and make new friends. An excellent way to get started is by participating in a virtual field trips program where your child can experience something new every day. You can find many homeschooling resources on the web to help you choose and plan a virtual tour.